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Program Information
The Thunderbolt
Foundation and Empire 2X
Weekly Program
 106.5 KOWA (Olympia, WA)  Contact Contributor
For this week’s archive radio show I reached all the way back to August of 2015 to revisit reality as it was. We document a success and a failure, we contemplate ‘honesty in politics’ (and how that sometimes comes from unusual sources), and then we feature Marvell Films in the Irony of the Week. We revisit history with the Toothless Old Grandpa’s very first Thunderbolt — wherein has a conversation with a privileged white yuppie about gentrification — and as if that weren’t bad enough, he then goes on to criticize the anti-abortion movement!

(Grandpa always did like to live dangerously…)

For the feature piece this week we reveal the all too hidden role that philanthropic foundations and NGO’s all too often play in the endless plots of the 0.1%.

All of the segments in this week’s News and Commentary section originally aired on August 21st, 2015. This was during very earliest stages of the presidential election — when Donald Trump was still one of ten or thirty Republicans running for president — and never being one to fail to toot my own horn — may I ask listeners to take note of how prophetic my observations concerning Donald Trump were at the time?

Yes, Kids — you know that you can always count on The Thunderbolt for the very finest in artisan cynicism!
This is a production of Dancing Angel Media. There is also a written version of The Thunderbolt at

Station ID

TB Intro
Music: Focus

Success and Failure
Music: Vintage Trouble — Tomoyasu Hotei — Frédéric Chopin

Honesty in Politics
Music: At Vance — Malhala Gypsies — Yogoman Burning Band — Jethro Tull

Irony of the Week: Marvell Films
Music: Musique de Cirque

Gentrify This!
(Featuring the Toothless Old Grandpa)
Music: Yngwie Malmsteen

Station ID

Foundation and Empire
Music: Rusted Root — Mike Oldfield [4X] — Rusted Root


Olympia Version:

Olympia Action Alert
Music: Mannheim Steamroller — LBE Fanfare Trumpeters

Music Intro

The Sun Ain't Down
by Ozere
52:20 55:22

Wings of Wonder
by Claudia Schmidt
55:22 57:39

Credits, Disclaimer, Promo
Music: Jethro Tull — Focus


Seattle Version:

Music Intro

Time To Assimilate
by The Plastic Fantastics

Beverly Hillbillies
by Tori Amos

The Big Eyeball In The Sky
by Colonel Claypool's Bucket Of Bernie Brains

KHUH Only:

Oh Yeah 'Oh Six
by Yello

Credits, Disclaimer, & Promo
Music: Jethro Tull — Focus

TB 180216 Foundation and Empire 2X (Olympia Version) Download Program Podcast
Olympia Version
01:00:00 1 Feb. 15, 2018
Olympia, WA
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TB 180216 Foundation and Empire 2X (Seattle Version) Download Program Podcast
Seattle Version
01:00:00 1 Feb. 15, 2018
Olympia, WA
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